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Sanford Scholarship

Become a Solution to the Teacher Shortage.

Do you have a passion for making an impact? Whether you have existing experience or wanting to start a career in education, each step you take makes an impact. City University of Seattle has options for you to pursue your teaching certificate or to add an endorsement to your existing teaching certificate.

This scholarship is designed to reduce financial barriers for new and continuing educators, by providing up to $4,800 towards tuition to help selected recipients achieve their goals.

Make the move and take your next step.

Eligible Applicants: New CityU students pursuing the undergraduate alternative route to teacher certification program and students pursuing an endorsement-only option at CityU.

Application Deadlines: Alternative route candidates must submit a completed scholarship application by July 1, 2019. Endorsement-only candidates must submit a completed scholarship application by the first day of the expected enrollment term (Summer, July 1; Fall, Oct 1; Winter, Jan. 1; Spring, April 1).

Your essay should describe what you intend to do with your endorsement.  Use the scholarship form (hyperlink to scholarship form) to submit a word-processed 500-word essay. 

For more information about our alternative routes and endorsement-only programs, please complete the contact form to speak with one of our advisors. 

  • Elementary Education, English Language Learners, Mathematics, Reading, and Special Education Endorsement-only options
  • Teacher placement rates consistently higher than state averages
  • Blend field participation with academics
  • Online, Saturdays, or mixed-mode classes
  • Potential to earn credits for your performance-based knowledge

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